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BritCham Shanghai celebrated its Best Emerging Talent Festival 2023

14 Nov 2023

On 20 October, BritCham Shanghai and its Creative Industries & Marketing Committee proudly presented the second Best Emerging Talent Festival 2023 (B.E.T. Festival 2023) at Studio 9.

This remarkable event is to celebrate the boundless creativity and innovation of emerging talents and young professionals in the creative industries of the UK and China.



This year, we explored the theme: “Preparing for the future: How can Emerging Designers compete with AI?” through a thought-provoking panel discussion featuring speakers from diverse backgrounds, offering valuable insights and perspectives on the following topics:

  • What are the concerns and opportunities for emerging designers?
  • How emerging designers can build design skills in the world of AI?
  • How can designers be hands-on to leverage AI to their advantage?
  • What are the tips and strategies for embracing AI while trying to still maintain creativity?



Following the panel discussion, the event expanded its offerings with two engaging fireside chats: one featuring a success story from the B.E.T Festival by Kira Li, and the other discussing the Best Emerging Portfolios, shared by professional jurors this year.



Beyond the panel discussion, the festival also offered attendees the opportunity to network with senior professionals, CEOs, and creative directors in the creative industries. This chance to connect with industry leaders provided valuable insights on how to thrive in the age of AI and how to navigate a successful career as an emerging designer.



The success of the festival would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors and partners. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to:

  • Creative Sponsor | The Orangeblowfish
  • Video Sponsor | FLATMIND Productions
  • Wine Sponsor | WeWine Wine Centre
  • Venue Partner | Studio 9
  • F&B Partner | Aden Group

We look forward to future editions of this festival, which will continue to bridge the gap between emerging talent and the ever-evolving creative industries.

For those who missed the in-person event, the online talent pool access is open until 24 November. If you’re interested in ‘meeting’ all 236 talents’ portfolios this year, book your access now!

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